Beginning Irish fiddle classes from through Oct. 26, 5-6 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. No experience required but must furnish own fiddles, which can be rented from area stores. $31/resident $39/non-resident. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov for more.
Free seminars are offered in Fairfax County for caregivers of older adults. Registration not required, but to request reasonable ADA accommodations, call 703-324-5205 or TTY 703-449-1186.
* Elder Care and Work: Finding the Balance Tuesday, Sept. 26 7-8:30 p.m. Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St., Herndon.
* Caregiving Can Be Expensive: Do You Have a Plan? Tuesday, Oct. 3 7-8:30 p.m. Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care Center 1609 Great Falls St., McLean.
* Is It Time to Give Up the Keys and the Credit Card? Tuesday, Oct. 10 7-8:30 p.m. Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax.
* Navigating the Legal and Medicaid Maze of Long-Term Care Thursday, Oct. 12 Noon-1:30 p.m. Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.
* Understanding Communication and Behavior in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Thursday, Oct. 19 10-11:30 a.m. Alzheimer’s Family Day Center 2812 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.
* Humor for the Caregiver’s Soul: Surviving the Holidays Wednesday, Nov. 1 10-11:30 a.m. Alzheimer’s Family Day Center 2812 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.
* When Your Loved One Is Anxious, Angry or Depressed Thursday, Nov. 2 7-8:30 p.m. Little River Glen Senior Center 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax.
A free T'ai Chi beginners practice is held every Saturday morning, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., outdoors, at McLean Central Park, behind the Dolley Madison Library, on Ingleside Drive (no street number), McLean. Meets every Saturday through Oct. 28, the practice is open to all and to all ages, including those who are brand new beginners. Any comfortable, casual clothing and footwear are fine. Visit www.TaiChiCenter.com or call Warren at 703-759-9141.
Foster Family Training. Northern Virginia Family Service offers summertime training for prospective foster families. NVFS foster and respite families receive: intensive training, certification, continuing education, child/parent matching, ongoing assistance and 24-hour support from professional social workers, financial reimbursement, help locating support services for foster/respite children, foster/respite parent support groups, and family activities. Call Ginny Snaider at 703-219-2184, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.nvfs.org.
"Writing Your Personal History," an informal, group-run class for people interested in documenting their life stories, will be held each Thursday through March 29, 2007 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Class is free; a donation of $5 will be used to provide beverages at each class. Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. Call 703-255-6063 or visit www.viennava.gov.
The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia is now forming Mommy & Me classes for children 3 months-2 years of age. Circle time, singing, games, crafts, story time, holiday fun, making new friends and more. Class locations include: Arlington, Herndon, Fairfax, Springfield and Leesburg. Call Laurie Albert, JCCNV at 703-537-3064 or e-mail LaurieA@jccnv.org. Visit www.jccnv.org for details and registration.
Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes. Offered by Hogar Hispano of Catholic Charities at 24 locations in Northern Virginia. The cost is $40 per semester, textbook included. Call 703-534-9805, ext. 222, or visit www.ccda.net for schedule.
Personalized Internet Training. Learn how to use the Web, work with e-mail, or use the library databases. At Great Falls Public Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call for an appointment, 703-757-8560. Adults.
Personalized Internet Training. Learn to use the Web or increase skills. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call for an appointment, 703-790-8088. Adults.
The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center will again be offering classes on Buddhist philosophy and meditation at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Classes will be held on Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. Beginners to Buddhism and meditation are welcome. Suggested $10 donation.
A free T'ai Chi Beginners Practice is held every Saturday morning from 8-9 a.m., outdoors, at McLean Central Park, behind the Dolley Madison Library on Ingleside Avenue. This practice runs through Oct. 28. The practice is open to all. Any comfortable, casual clothing and footwear are fine. Visit www.TaiChiCenter.com or call Warren at 703-759-9141.\
The Great Falls Art Center holds weekly art classes for all ages and stages at the Fouquet Art Studio on Walker Road in Great Falls. Children, ages 6 and up, teens, adults, and senior citizens, beginners and advanced may enroll for once weekly classes in drawing, oil painting, pottery, sculpture, and art history. All teachers are trained and experienced with college degrees in art and teaching. For a schedule of classes call 703-759-3867 or E-mail email@example.com.
English classes. McLean Baptist Church is offering free conversational English classes on Monday mornings. Classes include beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Advanced electives are Literature, U.S. Government, World Religions, and current events. There is no cost for the class or registration, however students must buy their own books. Classes begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at noon. New student registration begins at 9 a.m., until Oct. 30. McLean Baptist Church is located at 1367 Chain Bridge Road. Call 703-356-8080 or visit www.mcleanbaptist.org.